# Math Pretest – Age 17

1.   Which of these numbers is a prime number?

A.     15

B.     23

C.     34

D.     56

Key

B

2.   Which number is between 0.09 and 0.1 ?

A.     0.95

B.     0.5

C.     0.095

D.     0.05

Key

C

3.   The perimeter of a square is 36 centimeters. What is the area of the square?

A.       6 square cm

B.       9 square cm

C.     18 square cm

D.     81 square cm

Key

D

4.   Divide: A. B. C. D. E. Key

A

5.   30 is what percent of 60 ?

A.       0.5%

B.       2%

C.     30%

D.     50%

Key

D

6.   There are 20 boxes of pencils in a case. Each box has the same number of pencils. The case has 420 pencils altogether. How many pencils are in each box?

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7.   Which number is between 1.8 and 1.9 ?

A.     0.189

B.     0.198

C.     1.83

D.     1.93

Key

C

8.   15 is 25% of what number?

A.       0.60

B.       3.75

C.     37.5

D.     60

Key

D

9.   If a triangle is equilateral, which of the following must be true?

A.     Only two sides are equal.

B.     All sides are equal.

C.     All angles are right angles.

D.     All angles have different degree measures.

Key

B

10. What is the area of the figure above?

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11.    Which of the following is positive?

A. B. C. D. Key

A

12.    Which of the following is true about 200% of 30 ?

A.     It is times 30.

B.     It is 2 times 30.

C.     It is 200 times 30.

D.     It is 200 times greater than 30.

Key

B

13. is between which of the following pairs of numbers?

A.         4 and 5

B.         9 and 10

C.       18 and 20

D.     360 and 362

Key

A

14.    Sally buys a package of 6 candy bars for \$3.30 and then sells the candy bars at the school play for 75 cents each. How much money does Sally earn on each candy bar?

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15.    Add: A. B. C. D. Key

B

16.    Which of the following is true about 56% of 20 ?

A.     It is less than 20.

B.     It is greater than 20.

C.     It is equal to 20.

D.     It is more than double 20.

Key

A

17.    Which of the following shows perpendicular lines?

A. B. C. D. Key

C

18.    Which of the following is closest to the length of a car?

A.       1 foot

B.       3 feet

C.     10 feet

D.     35 feet

Key

C

19.    A quarter is flipped 50 times. Which of the following is most likely to be the number of times heads comes up?

A.       2

B.       3

C.     11

D.     26

E.     50

Key

D

20.    The degree measures of the angles of a rectangle are  abc, and  d. Which of the following must be true about the rectangle?

A.     a  +   b  +   c  =

B.     a  +   b  +   c  +   d  =  90

C.     a  +   b  +   c  +   d  =  180

D.     a  +   b  +   c  +   d  =  270

E.     a  +   b  +   c  +   d  =  360

Key

E

21.    Which of the following inequalities is equivalent to 5 n  +  4  <  19 ?

A.     n < 3

B.     n < 5

C.     n > 5

D.     n < 10

Key

A

22.    If , what does equal?

A.          60

B.        120

C.        240

D.     9,600

Key

A

23.    If  f( z) =  z + 8, what is the value of  f(6) ?

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24.    5 +  5 =

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25.    Henry is older than Bill, and Bill is older than Peter. Then

A.     Henry is older than Peter.

B.     Henry is younger than Peter.

C.     Henry is the same age as Peter.

D.     there is not enough information given to tell which is true.

Key

A

26.    Which of the following decimals represents 15%?

A.         15.

B.             .15

C.           1.5

D.     1500

Key

B

The following question 27.    How many more people were living in Los Angeles in 1960 than 1940 ?

A.     100,000

B.     500,000

C.     800,000

D.     1,000,000

E.     2,500,000

Key

D

The following question 28.    What was the first year listed in which the population of Los Angeles was greater than the population of Detroit?

A.     1920

B.     1930

C.     1940

D.     1950

E.     1960

F.     1970

Key

D

29.    Which number is between 1.2 and 1.3 ?

A.       .123

B.       .132

C.     1.23

D.     1.32

Key

C

The following question Find the products.

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The following question Find the products.

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The following question Find the products.

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33.    Fill in the oval below the drawing that shows PERPENDICULAR LINES. Scoring Guide

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Fill in the oval below the drawing that shows PERPENDICULAR LINES. 34.    Carlos’ basketball team won 75% of its games last season. If they played 80 games, how many games did they win?

A.     20

B.     60

C.     68

D.     75

Key

B

35.    Which of the following is negative?

A. B. C.     0

D. E.     None of the above

Key

A

36.    2x + 3y + 4x =

A.     9xy

B.     9x y

C.     5xy + 4x

D.     6x + 3y

Key

D 37.    If angle a measures and angle b measures , what does angle c measure?

A.     33°

B.     38°

C.     137°

D.     Not enough information given

Key

A

38. is between which of the following pairs of numbers?

A.        4 and 5

B.        8 and 9

C.      16 and 18

D.     288 and 290

Key

A 39.    Which of the following is shown by the number line?

A. B. C. D.     Can’t tell anything about a and b

Key

B

40.    The following statement is true:

"If Sally goes to the movie, Mark will go also."

Which statement below could NOT be true?

A.     Sally and Mark both go to the movie.

B.     Sally goes to the movie and Mark does not go.

C.     Mark goes to the movie and Sally does not go.

D.     Neither Mark nor Sally goes to the movie.

Key

B

The following questionA triangle has a 120° angle. Indicate whether each of the following

MUST be true, MAY be true or CANNOT be true about the triangle. 41.

 The triangle is a right triangle. Scoring Guide

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 The triangle is a right triangle. The following questionA triangle has a 120° angle. Indicate whether each of the following

MUST be true, MAY be true or CANNOT be true about the triangle. 42.

 The triangle is an isosceles triangle. Scoring Guide

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 The triangle is an isosceles triangle. The following questionA triangle has a 120° angle. Indicate whether each of the following

MUST be true, MAY be true or CANNOT be true about the triangle. 43.

 The triangle is equilateral. Scoring Guide

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 The triangle is equilateral. The following questionA triangle has a 120° angle. Indicate whether each of the following

MUST be true, MAY be true or CANNOT be true about the triangle. 44.

 The sum of the other two angles is 60°. Scoring Guide

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 The sum of the other two angles is .  45.    According to the table, what is the total amount of protein contained in two boiled eggs and one-half cup of whole milk?

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46.    9 is 12% of what number?

A.           .75

B.         1.08

C.       75

D.     108

Key

C

Change the following decimals to fractions.

47.    .029 = _______________

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Change the following decimals to fractions.

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 Score & Description Correct Correct Incorrect Incorrect 49.    Grape Crush costs 75¢ for one 48 ounce can. At the school carnival Joan sells cups holding 6 ounces for 15¢. How much money does the school make on each can?

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50.    If , what does equal?

A.         32

B.         64

C.       128

D.     5248

Key

A 51.    What is the area of this figure?

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